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Tech & Science Oppo shows off its own foldable phone

10:50  25 february  2019
10:50  25 february  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Share All sharing options for: Oppo shows off its own foldable phone . Perhaps spurred on by the hype surrounding Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X, Oppo VP Brian Shen has revealed images of his company’s own take on a foldable phone .

Oppo 's foldable phone has been teased by its VP, showing off a single display tablet that folds outwards into smaller phones on either side. Folding phones have been one of the talking points of MWC 2019, as OEMs raced against each other to show off the first generation of this nascent

Oppo shows off its own foldable phone

Perhaps spurred on by the hype surrounding Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X, Oppo VP Brian Shen has revealed images of his company’s own take on a foldable phone. Shen makes it clear in his Weibo post that Oppo isn’t yet planning to ship the prototype device unless it sees a lot of demand, but the pictures show that the company is leaning towards Huawei’s design more than Samsung’s.

That’s to say there’s a single large OLED panel that wraps around both sides of the phone when it’s folded, rather than being folded away on the inside. There’s also a thicker bar on one side that houses cameras and other components.

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Foldable phones are so hot right now. Samsung has one, Huawei has one, TCL has one, and now Oppo is working on one. Oppo hasn't shown the device to press, so all we have to go on are the above pictures. It does look like a nice phone , but the company isn't committed to selling it just yet.

The high cost in making a foldable phone which drives up its price might not drive revenue, at least for now. The showcase is simply a statement that if Samsung and Huawei can do it, OPPO can too. MediaTek shows - off 5G Satellite IoT Data Connection. In partnership with Inmarsat.

Whether Oppo decides to ship this phone or not, it’s clear that we’re approaching the point where similar phones become relatively commonplace. Sure, Samsung and Huawei can charge $2,000 and up for their first flagship foldables as halo devices. But the tech is out of the bag now, and you can expect a lot more to come soon from Chinese makers in particular.

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